Can I Substitute Dried Egg Whites For Meringue Powder In...

Baking By cocobean Updated 4 Oct 2013 , 10:46am by Juanito85

cocobean Posted 25 May 2011 , 5:45am
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Can I substitute dried egg whites for meringue powder, equally? I am making the "Easy No-Cook Meringue Icing" or buttercream. Thanks!!

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auzzi Posted 25 May 2011 , 8:20am
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Yes - meringue powder is just egg whites and vegetable gums ..

cocobean Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:10pm
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...so the vegetable gums aren't a problem for the meringue bc recipe?

jules5000 Posted 25 May 2011 , 6:18pm
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cocobean, I love your signature. "talk about childhood wishes, you can even eat the dishes. Boy isn't that true.

I have no idea myself of what the gums role is in Meringue powder, but I would think that it was maybe to give it more stablization, but it maybe for preservation? BUt I think that you will be ok with the substitution myself.

cocobean Posted 25 May 2011 , 10:12pm
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...thanks

adonisthegreek1 Posted 25 May 2011 , 10:39pm
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http://www.ochef.com/1081.htm

I was trying to figure out why your signature seemed so familiar. Silly me, it's "Candy-Man."

cocobean Posted 25 May 2011 , 10:54pm
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Thanks for the link!

Looks like it will be fine to substitute, which is great, since I have a gallon of the dried egg whites!

You're right about, "The Candy Man" thumbs_up.gif

kakeladi Posted 25 May 2011 , 11:27pm
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The 'gums' are there to prevent caking of the egg whites and make meringue powder shelf stable longer. The dried egg whites work even better than meringue powder because they are pure, unadulterated egg whites icon_smile.gif

cocobean Posted 26 May 2011 , 12:10am
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Great thanks kakeladi!

Juanito85 Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 10:45am
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Yeah, Kekeladi is right!  I love dried egg whites and use them in other dishes too! :-D 

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